In fact, happy chatter can be the perfect foil for life's drearier
details and demands.
Auerbach proposes that the "strangeness" she finds within Beaux's paintings, and between the paintings and viewers, results from "a self-sufficiency that may trouble stereotypes but without which we would have feebler art and drearier
lives," and "pride that energizes Beaux's subjects [and] was the heart of her work" (81).
For the top jobs in academe, the prospects have been even drearier
facts released in the survey certainly aren't weighing on recent graduates, though.
The media might become a bit drearier
, but public life would be far healthier.
The formula has been well-used now and the contestants get drearier
Its grimy, rusty floor was drearier
, and even the fabulous rectangle of real life projected upon its open movie screen seemed less enchanting, in part because so many California cities are ugly, in part because I had hardly slept, and surely in some measure because riding the rails, like any attempt to escape from life, must taste of failure every now and then.
The final will be a drearier
place without him and I will certainly not be on the edge of my seat.
Everything I know about writing I stole from my reading, but I can imagine few things drearier
than institutionalizing the pleasures of literature.
If it hadn't been for a chance visit to a market in the South of France, the face of modern British food shopping would look considerably different -and drearier
The constant performances, the nerve-wracking flights in rickety military planes, the dreary British food, and the even drearier
English weather had begun to take a toll on Miller.
himself, who spent much of our lunch party in discussing the dogs and the servants of an English family in one of the drearier
suburbs of London.
Able handling and ride, but dreary interior and even drearier
Anything more battered and befouled, more cracked and disjointed, dirtier, drearier
, poorer, it would be impossible to conceive [.
To Adams, this is apparently indistinguishable from Morris's much drearier
ruminations on the political necessities of the founding, which are deadly earnest and quite platitudinous.